My 500 Dollars a Month Paradise in Guatemala

After 12 years of travel, I finally accept the majority of my readers do not trust me, they think I live like a Hobo, when in reality I live in Paradise.

I pay 187.46 US Dollars per month for my Private room in Hotel Posada Don Carlos here in Panajachel, Guatemala. I pay daily, the monthly rate is cheaper... hehehe

80 Cable Channels, with HBO, Cinemax, CNN and all the other stations.
High-speed Internet that allows me to use 24 hours per day.

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Thursday, May 6, 2010
By Andy Graham of


I was living across the street in the Hotel El Amigo for the same price, the room was nicer, but I enjoy the family environment and the courtyard of Hotel Posada Don Carlos.

Friends Annoy Me
It annoys me when my friends do not believe me I live in Paradise, however I must accept it. Generally, people believe they need to pay 100 dollars per night to have a great room. If they believed me, then they would need to accept paying 100 Dollars per night is stupid.

I guess there is a group of us that will always have the paradise to ourselves; there is no need to worry that we need to share.

Chris said to me,
"I do not want to tell people, maybe the Hotel will be too full, and I would lose my room."
I said,
"Do not worry, they do not believe us."

My 500 Dollars a Month Paradise in Guatemala